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Fire Marshal Training Series

December 15th, 2020

DAY 1 – DEC 15TH 2020.

  1. AHJ Guide to Fire Sprinkler Systems – (8 hours)       (AHJs, Engineers, Insurance)

 

The permitting process, that is different from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, even within the same metropolitan city, has one thing in common.  The application for a building permit includes approval from the fire department in one way or another.  Most fire marshals and their staff are responsible for several department services of which review, inspections and approvals of the life safety systems installed are just a few.  Historically, given the broad range of items a fire marshals office is expected know, understanding what fire sprinkler systems are and how they work is fundamental to anyone charged with the planning, review, inspection and acceptance testing of these systems.  This seminar is designed to introduce the features and equipment included in a fire sprinkler system to those who are not well versed or new to this role. We will examine what codes and standards are involved, the types of systems available, the major equipment involved and the role that the AHJ plays in all of it.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the codes and standards that are involved with fire sprinkler systems and how they influence the requirements for these systems.
  2. Identify the major types of fire sprinkler systems there are and the major features of each.
  3. Be able to determine what systems are appropriate for given occupancies and hazards.

 

 

DAY 2 – DEC 16TH 2020

 

  1. Fire Sprinklers for Special Conditions  (8 hours)

While the majority of sprinklered occupancies are clearly black and white when it comes to applying rules for spacing and location of fire sprinklers, there are those occupancies and building configurations that color our world grey very quickly, making it difficult to apply the guidance we do have to something that really does not fit the text.  Things like canopies, porte cocheres, large open spaces like malls and atriums, ceiling clouds and pockets created by architectural features that are not structural, elevators and, new technology like solar systems, all make the effort towards protecting life and property a challenge.  NFPA 13 cannot be expected to address every situation nor should it.  This seminar has been created to address these topics as well as others, head on.  It will offer practical guidance for developing solutions based on sound engineering principals and an understanding of the methodology for determining levels of performance and protection.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain understanding regarding the methodology of NFPA 13 and levels of protection.
  2. Understand the basics of fire growth and how to apply it to special situations.
  3. Understand the engineering techniques for performance based and equivalency design.

 

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